Workforce Development News – March 7, 2011

By on March 7, 2011

The Best Productivity Tool You’re Not Using

“In a world of office ADD, smart folks carve out time to think. Here’s how.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/time-management/the-best-productivity-tool-you-8217re-not-using/309

13 Communication and Life Tips That Children Teach Us

“We can learn a lot from a child. Plenty of adults engage in childish behavior, but not enough adults allow themselves to truly become childlike and exhibit an approach and display behaviors that exemplify the very best of what being a child is all about.”
http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2010/11/13-communication-and-life-tips-that-children-teach-us.html

What To Do With Your To-Do List

“How to apply the three-day rule. It ensures that no item on my list ever stays on it, haunting me, for more than three days.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2011/03/what-to-do-with-your-to-do-lis.html

The 8-Step Guide to Making Tough Decisions

“Tough decisions come in all forms. But this simple process can help you make up your mind whatever the situation.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/entry-level/the-8-step-guide-to-making-tough-decisions/4292

Making the Shortlist for Job Interviews

“Pointers that show you what is expected of you and what you need to do to get the opportunity to be called for an interview if you put in the effort to sell yourself positively to your potential employer.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/02/making-the-shortlist-for-job-interviews.html

The Three Networks You Need

“To be successful as a manager and leader you need not one but three networks: operational, developmental, and strategic.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hill-lineback/2011/03/the-three-networks-you-need.html

4 Steps to Customizing Your Cover Letter for Any Job

“A blanket cover letter just isn’t going to cut it these days. So how can you make best use of your time while maximizing your results? Here are a few simple steps to customizing your cover letters.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/03/4-steps-to-customizing-your-cover-letter-for-any-job.html

4 Steps to Surviving a New Job

“High expectations and fear. The balancing act of starting a new job can be done with a little knowledge and finesse.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/ceo/4-steps-to-surviving-a-new-job/6908

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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